making the X.509 infrastructure available for OpenPGP
melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 18:23:30 CET 2014
On 4 February 2014 15:47, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
> On 02/04/2014 09:01 AM, Mark H. Wood wrote:
> > Having said that, you might look at how OpenSSH has included X.509
> > certificates in its operation. There is precedent for something like
> > what you suggest.
> fwiw, the answer here is "they haven't". Roumen Petrov's X.509 patches
> remain outside of OpenSSH mainline, and there seems to be very little
> chance for upstream adoption. Some distributions may include those
> patches, but not all of them, and upstream has held the line against
> them, even implementing their own certificate format instead of adopting
Any reason why this might be?
FWIW: I have converted my RSA GPG key into a self signed X.509 certificate,
which I display on my homepage. Although there's no official web or trust,
it has links in, and links out, to other people's identities (and keys)
forming a mini WOT, in the same sense that a search engine might use links
in and links out as a social signal.
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